Charleston has recently been named one of the 10 most vulnerable and overdue hurricane cities by The Weather Channel. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo” hit Charleston as a category 4 Storm and devistated homes in the Lowcountry. It was responsible for billions in damage and over 2 dozen deaths. Charlestons’ population has grown about 20% since the deadly storm hit back in September of 1989. Because of this growth, hurricane evacuation routes and procedures have changed to better assist the growing areas. It is important to make yourself aware of these evacuation routes,the possible dangers and ways to survive if a storm does hit Charleston.
Here are a few tips to stay prepared:
– Listen to the forecast. Pay attention to any warnings and determine whether to evacuate or ride out the storm.
– Build a survival kit. Stock it with flashlights, batteries, clean water and nonperishable goods. A radio also comes in handy
– If you have a portable generator, make sure you have plenty of gas. But remember to keep it in a well ventilated area
– Have rain gear and extra clothing stored in your shelter and easily accessible
– Board up windows or shutters and remove or secure outdoor furniture
These are just a few suggestions to consider if a storm is heading our way. If you do plan to ride a storm out, nothing could be more convenient then having a Generac Home Standby Generator. Generac Generators are fully automatic and transfer power the minute it sees an outage. Call Transworld today for a free quote on a Home Standby System.